Fall in love with life…

Fall in love with life…

With an undefended heart, we can fall in love with life over and over every day. We can become children of wonder, grateful to be walking on earth, grateful to belong to each other and to all of creation. We can find our true refuge in every moment, in every breath. Tara Brach What an […]

camping blessings.

camping blessings.

It finally arrived… Summer! And Camping! And Smores! I could seriously almost not wait for this campout to come. I was like a kid on Christmas morning! Hurry up and get here! And it arrived, and came, and went, and was glorious, absolutely wonderful fun. This is Sam’s pre-game nap. Anyway, we loaded up and […]

reds, relaxing, and the river.

reds, relaxing, and the river.

Yesterday, we met up with the Grahams at the Kenai Lake put-in in Cooper Landing. We loaded up Happy Adventure, our NRS Otter, for a day on the river. We fished, relaxed, laughed, and unloaded our stresses. We planned for a rainy day but the day was brilliant. Hot and sunny. Cloudy and breezy. And […]

the first of the fish.

the first of the fish.

On Tuesday, we ditched unpacking, painting, coordinating, and organizing, in favor of fishing, rafting, and relaxing. We loaded up Ben, Dad, Ruby and myself and set sail for the first run of reds on the Kenai. A trip we have been blessed to do many times before. Each one perfect and full of lovely memories. […]

run, reds, run…

run, reds, run…

Ben and I loaded up early one morning and set sail for the Kenai! We had one day off together and decided to spend it attempting to get some reds, maybe some trout, spend the day on the river, and have a great time catching up with some friends. We made it to Sportsman’s like […]

country road take me home.

country road take me home.

  It is that time of the year where we go after some birds. It is always one of my favorite weekends of fall, see here and here! It is such a low-key adventure where we wander around back country roads and shoot birds. We row around lakes and find fish. And just live up the quiet moments […]

spruce hens & trout. the perfect weekend!

spruce hens & trout. the perfect weekend!

Ben, Ruby & I headed down to the Swanson River area for some fishing and bird hunting. We were not so excited when we woke up to poooooring rain… but we loaded up the Bubaru and headed down south! We ate a gourmet lunch at the Freds in Soldotna, scoped out the perfect camp site, […]

the great fish harvest

To fill up the freezer, you have to be willing to put in a little hard work and get a little dirt under your nails… or in the case of dipnetting, a lot of hard work, and a lot of sand everywhere! And yet, we love it! Last summer, due to my job, and an […]

The lost blog… Fishing the 1st run

After my week volunteering for Royal Family Kids Camp – Kenai, I was absolutely exhausted! Ben picked me up from Kenai and we went to the Welcome Home Dinner after camp. He picked me up in the camper and had all our stuff ready and food ready and he was absolutely ready for one of […]